Please note:  City Hall and most departments/facilities will be closed from December 23rd through January 2nd. We will resume all services on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

What to do with your unwanted stuff?

Don't know what to do with your unwanted stuff?

Do you have any items to get rid of but are unsure how to? We can help! Use the tool below to help you identify the proper way to discard the item(s). All the disposal options below are free unless stated otherwise. 

Whatever you do, DO NOT put your unwanted junk on the street or sidewalk. It is ILLEGAL to dump your unwanted items such as; furniture, mattresses, or any garbage on streets, sidewalks, parks, or anywhere else.

Where can I discard my unwanted stuff?

Check out the categories below to find out how to properly discard your waste.

We highly recommend contacting the location to check hours and accepted items before dropping materials off. Please consider listing reusable items on services such as craigslist.orgnext-door.com or freecycle.org.

furniture

Furniture and other large items

  1. Bulky Item Days at  Pickleweed Park: Every last Saturday of the month at 50 Canal Street, San Rafael CA, 94901. Drop off bulky waste for free, check out our website for more information.
  1. Marin Sanitary Service: 1050 Andersen Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Check out their website or call (415) 456-2601 for more information and fees.
mattresses

Mattresses and Futons

  1. Conservation Corps North Bay: Drop of every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 11 Pimentel Court, Novato, California 94949. Please check out their website and calendar for scheduling. You may also reach them at (415) 454-4554.
  2. Marin Sanitary Service: 1050 Andersen Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Check out their website or call (415)456-2601 for more information and fees.
Electronics

Electronics and technology

  1. Conservation Corps North Bay: Call to schedule a pick up at (415) 454-4554.  Please check out their website and calendar for scheduling.
  2. Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility: 565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, CA, Tuesday–Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30pm. You can find more information on their website or by call (415) 485-6806.
  3. Renew Computers: 446 DuBois St., San Rafael, CA, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., You can find more information on their website or call (415) 457-8801.
Hazardous

Chemicals, oils and other toxic or hazardous waste

  1. Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility: 565 Jacoby St., San Rafael, CA, Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Do not bring waste in containers greater than 5 gallons or 50 pounds. You can find more information on their website or by call (415) 485-6806.

 

batteries

Batteries

  1. Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility: 565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, CA,  94901. Tuesday–Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30pm. You can find more information on their website or by calling (415) 485-6806.
  2. Jackson’s Hardware: 435 Du Bois Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. Monday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can find more information on their website or by calling (415) 454-3740.
medicine

Medication

  1. San Rafael Public Safety Center: 1323 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may find more information by visiting their website or calling (415)485-3304.
  2. All Fire stations in San Rafael can collect and discard old medication. Please visit our website for all Fire station locations.
  3. For other disposal locations, visit Marin County's Med-Project website.

Do you have an item we did not list or want other drop-off options?

Zero Waste Marin has developed a comprehensive list of resources to properly discard your waste. Please check out their website for more information.

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